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Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2106 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color, space and form: These formal elements of design form the "grammar" of the language of art. Working on a series of projects to explore these elements and the principles that drive them, you'll develop fluency in this language using a variety of art media to solve problems of visual organization.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Oct 16 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-DWG-2240 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | model fee $25


Description

This course provides many tools for the artist who wishes to depict the human form with confidence and precision. Students will merge conceptual knowledge gained through lecture with perceptual knowledge gained through drawing, to create artistically dynamic and anatomical accurate figures. By plotting anatomical landmarks on the volumes of the figure, establishing a proportional system, and uniting exterior contour with interior anatomical structures, students develop a set of figurative principles that can be applied to any figure in any position. Artists at all levels of experience stand to benefit from this course.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 24 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-PNT-1495
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

Sharing characteristics of watercolor and acrylic paints, gouache is an opaque water-based medium that is highly pigmented, re-workable and dries to a vibrant matte finish. In this course, you'll paint with watercolor in harmony with gouache, using the transparency and opacity of these mediums to create depth, luminosity, value and texture in your work. Working from landscape photo reference material, you'll build upon existing drawing skills, employ a variety of painting techniques and learn how to plan an approach to your work. Note: This course is the second in a two-part series. While not required, it is suggested that students have completed the companion course, "Introduction to Drawing + Painting: Nature," held earlier in the semester, or have previous experience with watercolor. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Christine Herron (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-PNT-1494 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

Together, with an eye for detail, we sketch from a varied selection of flowers and plants. Through short demos, individual guidance and sketchbook review, time-honored drawing and watercolor techniques are taught. This course covers drawing skills, materials, tools, surface preparation, composition, dry and wet painting as well as layering colors, using resists and other watercolor techniques. Note: This course is the first in a two-part series. Students enrolled in "Introduction to Drawing + Painting: Nature" are invited to develop their painting skills by enrolling in the companion course, "Introduction to Drawing + Painting: Landscapes Using Gouache." Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Christine Herron (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-3766
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


Description

"Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk," said artist Paul Klee. This course teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to interpret "line" in their own way. Drawing assignments include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, felt-tip marker and charcoal. This course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Oct 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-0429 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Draw, create, and master Pokemon! This studio art class is for young cartoonists who want to better understand the 700+ characters and creatures that comprise the Pokemon universe. The course begins with tutorials in the drawing basics that contribute to the "pocket monster" style, and explores how this style has been interpreted as the franchise has moved from video games and anime to manga and cards. Lessons in interpretative animal anatomy are presented in the RISD Nature Lab to illustrate the relationship between the natural world and the game's cartoon animal kingdom. Students learn to handle traditional drawing media as they complete exercises and turn sketches into drawings and finally illustrations contributing to the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 21 - 22 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PRINT-4152
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

You don't need to be a designer to take this workshop -- in fact, the less you know, the better! A common misconception, that you need to have experience in art and design to take RISD|CE courses, was the impetus for this workshop. So come join us for a dynamic inquiry-based intensive that illuminates the process of design. Through a variety of visual exercises, you'll learn methods in critical thinking and making, which are the parallel competencies of thoughtful design practice. You will work independently and collaboratively while being asked to seek and solve design problems within our everyday environment through observation, documentation and implementation. All this is done in a fun and supportive environment, with an open mind being the only prerequisite!


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 29 - Dec 10 | 10am-1pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-DWG-1734
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $100 | model fee $30


Description

An open studio environment is an ideal opportunity for extended practice, skill building and experimentation. Join us for this informal instruction drawing situation, in which you can work from the model in a variety of timed situations. There will be a facilitator to manage the model and classroom, but there will be no guided exercises, critiques or agenda during the sessions. Participants are free to use their choice of materials, as long as they adhere to RISD health and safety guidelines. Note: The room is a regular drawing studio, so no oil painting is permitted.


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CF-ILUS-1735 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore the vibrancy, expressiveness and immediacy of the pastel medium in this course. Nationally-recognized pastel artist Michele Poirier Mozzone explains and demonstrates techniques of using an underpainting of watercolor, alcohol or oil paint to infuse vibrancy and depth to the pastel as it is layered onto this base. You'll find out about materials, techniques and framing practices, as well as current notable artists working in pastel. Most classes begin with a demonstration, followed by experimentation and practice. Throughout the six weeks, you'll paint from still life set-ups, landscapes from reference photos and a live portrait model. Topics include utilizing reference photos to their best advantage, building layers of color, planning for a successful composition, and achieving luminous tones.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michele Poirier-Mozzone (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 23 - Oct 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2176 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10 | model fee $15


Description

Here is your chance to plan, prepare or finalize a professional level portfolio for college applications. Weekly studio-based art assignments provide the opportunity to create new work, while one-on-one consulting helps you assess and refine existing work. Discussion topics include digital photo documentation, college selection, the application process and more. You'll leave with a solid action plan of what you need to complete your portfolio. Note: This class uses nude models.

Applies to: AT


Instructor
  • Name: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)